Evolutionary AI is a sub-vertical of artificial intelligence. It uses evolutionary algorithms, techniques inspired by biological evolution, and ideas from nature to optimize and evolve AI systems. The primary objective of evolutionary AI is to create intelligent systems that, over time, can adapt and evolve, improving their performance and efficiency without human intervention.
Natural selection, which is the process by which organisms survive and reproduce aided by various traits that provide them with a natural advantage over their peers, forms the basis for Evolutionary AI. This concept is applied to computer programs and algorithms in Evolutionary AI, where different versions of the program with the best performance are selected and modified to create enhanced versions.
Evolutionary AI can optimize performance and adapt to new situations in real time. It does this by utilizing a feedback mechanism to evaluate and refine the algorithm over a period of time. Further, it has varied applications in robotics, gaming, image and speech recognition, etc. Evolutionary AI is a powerful tool for creating intelligent systems that can learn and adapt over time.